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Steve Hutchinson visiting the Seahawks

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Steve Hutchinson may be heading back to Seattle.

Hutchinson, the seven-time Pro Bowl guard who was released by the Vikings last week, is visiting with the Seahawks today, Mike Sando of ESPN.com reports.

Six years ago, Hutchinson signed one of the most controversial contracts in NFL history to leave Seattle: He was a restricted free agent, and he and the Vikings agreed to a seven-year, $49 million deal with a “poison pill” that prevented the Seahawks from matching. There were some hard feelings at the time, but a different regime in Seattle now would welcome Hutchinson back as a player who could bolster their offensive line.

The 34-year-old Hutchinson started 14 games for the Vikings last season.

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19 Responses to “Steve Hutchinson visiting the Seahawks”
  1. seahawks4lyfe says: Mar 14, 2012 4:20 PM

    We would welcome you back with open arms

  2. dbeehner says: Mar 14, 2012 4:22 PM

    Love to have you back, Big Steve. No hard feelings.

  3. conormacleod says: Mar 14, 2012 4:27 PM

    Buyer beware. He hasn’t finished a season since 2009. He’s getting old quickly.

  4. seahawksgirl says: Mar 14, 2012 4:27 PM

    Best thing I have heard all year. Class act that didn’t want to leave in the first place. Should have paid him then, maybe we can pay him now. Plus…he could teach the young guys a thing or two! I get goose bumps thinking about hearing his name over the PA system at Century Link field once again!!! Time to come back HOME Steve!

  5. footballace says: Mar 14, 2012 4:28 PM

    This would be a great free agent pick up………..in 2005.

  6. jessethegreat says: Mar 14, 2012 5:10 PM

    Washed up and overrated! You can get a much better young guard to play instead of this scrub at 1/10 of the price.

    He WAS a great guard, but he’s well past his prime.

  7. jamfed619 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    Robert Gallery already fills the LG position in Seattle. Who’s willing to move to RG?

  8. mnfaninaz says: Mar 14, 2012 5:19 PM

    LOL!!!

    Vikings Fans

  9. hawkforlife says: Mar 14, 2012 5:23 PM

    Let the young guys learn. What would we do with Gallery? Move him to the right side and delay what looked, before injuries, as a young aggressive right side? Who sits?

    Those who say he didn’t want to leave are kidding yourselves, he could have stayed and received almost the same deal just not with the pill. His ego couldn’t handle not being the Franchise player. He could have been, with Walter Jones, one of the, if not the best left side tandem in history.

  10. cball77 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:25 PM

    Man I loved this guy and truly appreciate what he did in the past – but don’t the Hawks already have an old, overpaid, often-injured left guard in Robert Gallery?

  11. hawkron says: Mar 14, 2012 5:31 PM

    If PC signs this old guy, then that throws out all that talk about getting younger and all that…. That being said, even old and hurt, he would be an upgrade on this team…..

  12. carryingweight says: Mar 14, 2012 5:38 PM

    Oh the irony, only no pill needed this time.

  13. dbara43 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:57 PM

    hawkforlife, seriously, your two rookie draft choices were outplayed by a veteran journeyman (Giacomini) and and undrafted free agent (Jeanpierre).

    You move Gallery to right guard and you let Moffat and Carpenter come back slowly from their knee injuries. Hell Carpenter might not be back until mid-season, and God knows how long it will take him to get in shape. He’s your future left guard anyway.

    Okung-Hutch-Unger-Gallery-Giacomini with Moffat, Carp, LJP, and McQuistan on the bench? I like it.

  14. trollhammer20 says: Mar 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    mnfaninaz says:Mar 14, 2012 5:19 PM

    LOL!!!

    Vikings Fans
    ____________________________

    Yeah, lucky Steve got all those SB rings he won in Minnesota.

    Oh, wait…

  15. macwomack says: Mar 14, 2012 6:38 PM

    When the Vikings used the poison pill to get Guard Steve Hutchinson they put the Seahawks at a competitive disadvantage.

    Should the Vikings be punished retroactively?

    Since Goodell is unaware we need to be raising this issue to his attention so that punishment can be delivered uniformly and consistently.

  16. hawkforlife says: Mar 14, 2012 7:14 PM

    dbara43,

    First those two young guys had no training camp, no OTAs and no tutors. Their line coach quit before the season started and they struggled but once in shape and getting the hang of it they started really pushing. Yes, two journeymen did a nice job but they were 2nd stringers on other teams for a reason.

    You may have a valid point with the one knee injury but if you’re right then we have that hole filled with your journeymen and free agent (Jeanpierre) anyway. Why overpay for a beat up guard?

  17. bobnelsonjr says: Mar 14, 2012 9:55 PM

    Cut by a terrible 3-13 team means your career is over and there are few roster spots to even attempt to fill around the league.

    Most teams will go with rookies and young players as backups because they might have a future and are a lot cheaper than veteran minimum guys like this.

    Being a former viking means he isn’t burdened by fame when looking for a new career.

  18. duece5 says: Mar 14, 2012 11:48 PM

    macwomack says:Mar 14, 2012 6:38 PM

    When the Vikings used the poison pill to get Guard Steve Hutchinson they put the Seahawks at a competitive disadvantage.

    Should the Vikings be punished retroactively?

    Since Goodell is unaware we need to be raising this issue to his attention so that punishment can be delivered uniformly and consistently.

    duece5 says:

    It would just be easier to fire the Seattle GM for being stupid 6 years ago.

    You can’t teach stupid!

  19. claymus1 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:59 PM

    Hutchinson at seventy percent is still better than many guards in the league! I welcome him back with open arms. He brings that attitude so necessary to play in the trenches. Havent had it since he and Tobeck left town.

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